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New Publications from the Watershed Sciences Department!

 Angus Vaughan
Patrick Belmont

"Near-Channel Versus Watershed Controls on Sediment Rating Curves"
Published October 2017 Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface doi: 10.1002/2016JF004180. Angus Vaughan, Patrick Belmont*, Charles Hawkins*, Peter Wilcock*

Charles Hawkins
Peter Wilcock


"Global synthesis of the temperature sensitivity of leaf litter breakdown in streams and rivers" Published November 2016 Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13609. Jennifer Folstad-Shah, John Kominoski, Marcelo Ardon, Walter Dodds, Mark Gessner, Natalie Griffiths, Charles Hawkins*, Sherri Johnson, Antoine Lecerf, Carri Leroy, David Manning, Amy Rosemond, Robert Sinsabaugh, Christopher Swan, Jackson Webster, Lydia Zeglin

Charles Hawkins

 Rebekah Downard

"Wetland Plants of Great Salt Lake" Published August 2017 Utah State University Extension. Rebekah Downard, Maureen Frank, Jennifer Perkins, Karin Kettenring*, Mark Larese-Casanova*.

Karin KettenringMark Larese-Casanova


 "Meeting the challenge of interacting threats in freshwater ecosystems: A call to scientists and managers"
Published 2017 Elementa.  Laura Craig, Julian Olden, Angela Arthington, Sally Entrekin, Charles Hawkins*, John Kelly, Theodore Kennedy, Bryan Maitland, Emma Rosi, Allison Roy, David Strayer, Jennifer Tank, Amie West, Matthew Wooten.

Charles Hawkins 


"Aerosol Deposition Impacts on Land and Ocean Carbon Cycles" Published February 2017 Aerosols and Climate doi 10.1007./s40641-017-0056-z. N. Mahowald, R. Scanza, Janice Brahney*, C. Goodale, P. Hess, K. Moore, J. Neff.

Janice Brahney 


"Determining annual cryosphere storage contributions to streamflow using historical hydrometric records" Published January 2017 Hydrological Processes doi: 10.1002/hyp.11128. Janice Brahney*, Brian Menounos, Xiaohua Wei, Paul Jefferson Curtis.

Janice Brahney


"Brine shrimp grazing and fecal production increase sedimentation to the deep brine layer (monimolimnion) of Great Salt Lake, Utah" Published May 2017 Hydrobiologia doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3235-y. Piotr Maszczyk, Wayne Wurtsbaugh*.

Dr. Wayne Wurtsbaugh 


 "Evidence for a climate-driven hydrologic regime shift in the Canadian Columbia Basin" Published November 2016 Canadian Water Resources Association doi: 10.1080/07011784.2016.1268933 Janice Brahney*, F. Weber, V. Foord, J. Janmaat, P.J. Curtis. 

 Janice Brahney

 Liana Prudencio

"Climate change effects on water allocations with season dependent water rights" Published July 2016 Science of the Total Environment doi 10.1016/j.scitotenv. 2016.07.081. Sarah Null*, Liana Prudencio.

Dr. Sarah Null 


"Dissolved oxygen, stream temperature, and fish habitat response to environmental water purchases" Published April 2017. Journal of Environmental Management. doi 10.1016/j.envman.2017.04.016. Sarah Null*, Nathaniel Mouzon, Logan Elmore.

Sarah Null

Stephen KlobucarCarl Saunders

"A Lota Iota Consumption: Trophic Dynamics of Nonnative Burbot in a Valuable Sport Fishery" Published October 2016. Stephen L. Klobucar, W. Carl Saunders**, & Phaedra Budy*

 Phaedra Budy


"Solving water quality problems in agricultural landscapes: New approaches for these nonlinear, multiprocess, multiscale systems" Published April 2017. Solving Agricultural Water Problems doi: 10.1002/2017WR020839 Patrick Belmont*, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou

 Patrick Belmont


"It Takes Two to Tango: When and Where Dual Nutrient (N& P) Reductions are Needed to Protect Lakes and Downstream Ecosystem" Published September 2016 Environmental Science and Technology. H.W. Paerl, J.T. Scott, M. J. McCarthy, S.E. Newell, W.S. Gardner, K.E. Havens, D.K. Hoffman, S.W. Wilhelm, & Wayne A. Wurtsbaugh*.

 Wayne Wurtsbaugh

 Karin Kettenring

"Distribution and Drivers of a Widespread, Invasive Wetland Grass, Phragmites australis, in Wetlands of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA" Published November 2016 Wetlands. A. Lexine Long, Karin M. Kettenring*, Charles P. Hawkins*, Christopher M. U. Neale.

Charles Hawkins


"An Affordable Method of Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing of Wadeable Rivers using a Weather Balloon" Published August 2016 Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence. Tim Beach, Sarah Null*, Curtis Gray.

 Sarah Null

Nick Bouwes 

"Ecosystem experiment reveals benefits of natural and simulated beaver dams to a threatened population of steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss)" Published July 2016 Scientific Reports/Nature Nicolaas Bouwes*, Nicholas Weber, Chris E. Jordan, W. Carl Saunders**, Ian A. Tattam, Carol Volk, Joseph M.Wheaton* and Michael M. Pollock.

Joe Wheaton

Christine RohalRebekah Downard

"Soils of Great Salt Lake Wetlands: Hydric Indicators and Common Features" Published March 2017 Utah State University Extension. Christine Rohal, Karin Kettenring*, Rebekah Downard, & Mark Larese-Casanova*

 Mark Larese-CasanovaKaren Kettenring

 Christine RohalRebekah Downard

"Water Rights for Wetlands in the Bear River Delta" Published April 2016 Utah State University Extension. Maureen Frank, Jimmy Marty, Christine Rohal, Rebekah Downard, Joanna Endter-Wada, Mark Larese-Casanova*.

Mark Larese-Casanova

 Sara Kelly

"Coment on "Climate and agricultural land use change impacts on streamflow in the upper midwestern United States' by Satish C. Gupta et al. Published August 2016 Water Resources Research doi 10.1002/2015WR018476. Patrick Belmont*, John R. Stevens, Jonathan A. Czuba, Karthik Kumarasamy, Sara A. Kelly.

 Patrick Belmont


"Factoring attitudes towards armed conflict risk into selection of protected areas for conservation" Published March 2016 Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/ncomms11042. E Hammill*, A.I.T. Tullock, H.P. Possingham, N. Strange, & K.A. Wilson.

Edd Hammill


"The imperative need for nationally coordinated bioassesment of rivers and streams" Published June 2016 Marine and Freshwater Reserach doi 10.1071/MF15329. Susan J. Nichols, Charles P. Hawkins*, et al.

 Charles Hawkins


"Post-project geomorphic assessment of a large process-based river restoration project" Published July 2016 Geomorphology doi: 10.1016/j.geomoroh.2016.07.018. Susannah Erwin, John C. Schmidt*, Tyler M. Allred.

Jack Schmidt

 Robin Jones

"Modeling wetland plant metrics to improve the performance of vegetation-based indices of biological integrity" Published July 2016 Ecological Indicators doi 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.07.30. Robin C. Jones, Charles Hawkins*, M. Siobhan Fennessey, Jacob J. Vander Laan.

 Charles Hawkins

 Jiming Jin

"Potential Effects of Climate Change on Ecologically Relevant Streamflow Regimes" Published March 2016 River Research and Applications doi: 10.1002/rra.3029. S. Dhungel, D.G. Tarboton, J. Jin*, and C.P Hawkins*

Charles Hawkins 

 Maggi Kraft

"Evaluation of modelled net primary production using MODIS and landsat satellite data fusion" Published June 2016 Carbon Balance and Management doi 10.1186/s13021-016-0049-6. Steven Jay, Christopher Potter, Robert Crabtree, Vanessa Genovese, Daniel Weiss, and Maggi Kraft.



"Climate-Adaptive Water Year Typing for Instream Flow Requirements in California's Sierra Nevada" Published July 2016 Journal of Water Resources doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000693. David Rheinheimer, Sarah Null*, Joshua Viers.

Dr. Sarah Null


"Evolution of plant materials for ecological restoration: insights from the applied and basic literature" Published June 2016 Journal of Applied Ecology doi 10.1111/1365-2664.12739. Erin Espeland, Nancy Emery, Kristin Mercer, Scott Woolbright, Karin Kettenring*, Paul Gepts, Julie Etterson.

Karin Kettenring


"Saving freshwater from salts" Published February 2016 Science doi 10.1126/science.aaf0953. M Canedo-Arguelles, C.P. Hawkins* et al

Dr. Charles Hawkins


Current or Former Graduate Students

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